He’s coming home! England ’66 World Cup hero Sir Geoff Hurst to visit ‘hometown’
Wednesday 28th June 2017 @ 17:27 by Nigel P.
Ashton Community Health Hyde News Tameside

 

 

Tameside Hospital which will host England Legend Sir Geoff Hurst MBE and his wife Judith in July . They will open a new Ante Natal unit there before the couple go on to visit Sir Geoff’s father’s old club, Hyde United.

 

The footballing legend that is Sir Geoff Hurst MBE, is revisiting his roots.

Sir Geoff, accompanied by his wife Lady Judith, will first visit the place where it all began 75 -years ago, as he opens Tameside Hospital’s  new £600,000 Ante Natal clinic at the end of July.

There he will meet staff and new mothers before taking lunch with Hospital Chairman, Paul Connellan and Chief Executive, Karen James.

Sir Geoff was born on the site and spent his first years in Ashton until moving South to Chelmsford in Essex, where after a brief spell playing first class cricket, he went on to join West Ham United’s famous European Cup winning side of 1965.

Again in keeping with his strong Tameside ties and heritage, Sir Geoff whose father played professional football for Hyde United, will visit the club to meet management and current players and take part in a game of walking football.

Then the visiting couple will be the guests of Tameside’s Civic Mayor Cllr. Joyce Bowerman,  Council Leader Kieran Quinn and Chief Executive, Steve Pleasant MBE at Dukinfield Town Hall.

Sir Geoff who now lives in Gloucestershire has reserved his place in footballing history not just with his illustrious career with West Ham and England, but uniquely because he remains the only player to have scored three goals in a World Cup Final.